Paying for School
Earning your Master’s degree requires a substantial commitment: to yourself, your career, and your future. REALTOR® University is committed to helping you find more ways to save on your tuition. Scholarships, loans, and employer reimbursement are some ways to help lower the cost of your tuition. You can view detailed information on how to save by selecting a category from below.
REALTOR® University Scholarship
REALTOR® University offers individual scholarships based on merit and academic excellence up to $5,000.00. Scholarship awarded for each class is $800.00 for a maximum of total award of $5,000.00.
Click here for Scholarship Criteria, Scholarship Application, and Scholarship deadlines by session.
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- REALTOR® Federal Credit Union
The credit union offers Personal Loans and lines of credit to help pay for classes.
- Professional Development Line of Credit
Set yourself apart from the competition; and get the education you want with our Professional Development Line of Credit. With rates as low as 10.15% APR*, our Professional Development Line of Credit is an excellent low cost resource for your education expenses.
- Personal Loan
Our Personal Loans have great rates and flexible terms up to 84 months. Unlike credit card purchases, you have the peace of mind of knowing your rate will not change.
The Master of Real Estate program may be eligible for tuition assistance from your employer.
Many employers offer tuition reimbursement to their employees – even if they do not have a formal program. Check with your human resource department or manager to see if you are eligible.
Privately funded loans can help fill the gap in educational costs.
Private loans are bank loans for educational expenses and are not insured by the government. Private loans are made by a bank or lender. Terms of repayment vary depending upon the lending institution. Lenders may perform a credit check to determine credit worthiness (income, employment, residency, etc.) before approving these loans. Some students may need a co-signer.
401K borrowing, a second mortgage, and low interest credit cards.
If you have a 401(k) or IRA plan, another alternative to fund your education is borrowing from it. If you are considering this, please contact your 401(k) or IRA servicer to discuss your options to see if this is the best choice for you.
Second Mortgage / Home Equity Loan
If you own a home and have equity in it, you may want to consider taking out a home equity loan as a source of funds for your education. A home equity loan is secured by the equity you have built up in your home and can be structured as either a revolving line of credit or a second mortgage. To learn more about your options, please contact your mortgage servicer.
Low Interest Credit Cards
When considering funding your education with credit cards, be sure to consider all types of credit cards and your spending habits. Many have different interest rates and some have different features (e.g., monthly or annual membership fees and earning points for every dollar spent).
*Your initial Annual Percentage Rate (APR) will range from 10.15% to 18.00% based on your creditworthiness. After this, your APR is subject to change monthly based on the Prime Rate published in the Wall Street Journal on the last business day of the prior month.